A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

My Influenster Jolly VoxBox

Now that I've had a week to play with my goodies from Influenster, I'll share my thoughts with you.  

Up first, Puffs To Go.  
Brianna made me a knitted tissue pouch for Christmas, and I'm carrying these in my purse.  They're soft and strong, and they've handled everything we've thrown at them so far.  I'm pleased with these and would happily purchase them.  

Next, we have TWO items from the makeup aisle!  Rimmel's London Show Off Lip Lacquer, and NYC HD Color Trio.  

The Rimmel Lip Lacquer is a hybrid of gloss and lipstick.  The convenience of gloss with all the color of a lipstick.  I like the tube, the applicator, the glossy feel...  but can't get past the color.  I raised an eyebrow at it when I opened the box, but I know sometimes things look different when they're on, so I gave it a shot.  Nope.  It's orange.  I'll be passing this on to one of my girls, and I'll buy my own in a color I like.  Fortunately, Rimmel does offer this product in some great shades.  I'll be watching for a coupon or taking advantage the next time I see a sale.  

NYC's HD Color Trio came in a pleasing set of neutrals.  I love their tagline:  Uptown Style at Down-to-Earth Prices.  As you can see, I go for subtle when it comes to eye shadow, and this works well for me.  Of course, these trios are offered in other fun shades, as well, and I could easily see myself trying another set next time I get the urge to change things up.  

The Ducklings sized duct tape totally makes me grin!  As soon as I saw it, I knew I'd have to fight to keep it for myself, and sure enough, both Brianna and Eli asked if they could have it.  I used a strip to spice up my current notebook.  

These come in several adorable prints, and I've gotten all sorts of ideas from Pinterest for things I can do with the rest of the roll.  

I made cute little duct tape bows from my Duck Brand tape, too.  I put them on these clothespins.  I think I'll stick a command strip on the back of one and put it up on the frame of my bulletin board to hold Hannah's weekly homework packet.  It would be nice to know where it is every week when we start searching for it the night before it's due.  Yeah, we're those parents.  Maybe if I make duct tape flowers on top of my favorite pens, the kids won't walk off with them?  And this print will make cute summer hair clips for Katie and Hannah!  

The final product in my box was the Skinny Cow Candy.  The only Skinny Cow product I'd tried before was the ice cream sandwiches.  I was expecting something more bar like, for some reason (the box, maybe?) and maybe crisped rice or other "filler" when I thought of diet candy, so I was pleasantly surprised by Skinny Cow's Devine Filled Chocolates.  

When I opened the wrapper, before I even *saw* the candy, the smell of peanut butter hit me.  While I prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate, this tasted like chocolate, not "diet food."  And the peanut butter filling is smooth, not gritty like the peanut butter cups I'm used to.  These were tasty!  

I just love getting mail, and this was a fun box to review!  If you are interested in Influenster, please click below.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

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  1. Shecki: "Hi" from fellow WCCB member. I clicked the box and was directed to your Influenster profile. There wasn't any place to sign up.

    1. Hi Jenny! If you leave me your email address, (or message me on FB if you're more comfortable with that) I can send you an invite. :)